The Santana Hotel has an enviable address near Qawra’s seafront, along with a rooftop terrace to make the most of the views.
This place is five minutes’ walk from the pretty seaside promenade, connecting Qawra with bigger Bugibba. You’ve got two beaches within strolling distance, too – one’s sandy, while the other’s rocky.
The hotel’s rooftop sun deck has a pool, as well as plenty of room for sunbathing. Downstairs, there’s a new garden terrace with canopies, tables and chairs, and a soothing water feature.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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This pool can be found on the rooftop, offering a view of the sea. There's plenty of space for sunbathing, with sunbeds and parasols dotted around. And one level down, you'll find more loungers and a bar for drinks and snacks. The pool and bar are open May to October.
Moire - buffet restaurant
This is the main buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Between October and June, they put on a carvery buffet lunch on a Sunday, plus there's plenty of vegetarian options year round, too.
Indigo Wellness Centre*
The Indigo Wellness Centre offers a wide range of massages and beauty treatments. There's also an indoor pool, whirlpool bath, hydrotherapy bath and sauna here.
Rooms ► View all
twin room with balcony
These twin rooms include a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, minibar*, safety deposit box* and a hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards are available on request. And just so you know, you'll have a kettle in the room but tea and coffee aren't provided.
family room with balcony
These family rooms sleep up to 4 and are complete with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-fridge, sofa, safety deposit box* and a hairdryer. Iron and ironing boards are available on request.
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An Great Hotel
Visited as part of a large party including children on a football tour. The staff were unphased by the influx of a large party and dealt with everyone very efficiently. The room was big and airy with a large en-suite shower / toilet. The breakfast buffet had an enormous choice of food. The roof top pool was a great area for socialising with expansive views of the surrounding area. Nice and clean, definitely recommended.More
Good stay with a few niggles
Great reception staff, very friendly and efficient. We stayed in a suite room which was a good size with a separate lounge/kitchen area and balcony. The room was well equipped but the beds were very creaky resulting in some disturbed sleep when one of us moved too much! We were on a half board basis and enjoyed the breakfasts which had a good choice of food. We didn't have dinner as when we went in to the restaurant for dinner we discovered that there was hardly any vegetarian options; even the bean and chick pea salads contained tuna. We therefore chose to eat out. Wi-fi was very slow and often didn't work at all in our room. Housekeeping was on the whole good and the room was very clean, however I was slightly annoyed that my request for new towels on the last day was not met and the towels we left on the floor to change were just hung up again. Despite the niggles, overall we had a good stay and would book again but preferably on a bed and breakfast basis.More
A 3 Star Experience, not a 4
This holiday was booked through British Airways holidays. This hotel was not our first choice, but all the other hotels prices raised significantly at the point of booking. This hotel presents itself as a four star hotel, I can honestly say for a variety of reasons listed below, I feel as if I've stayed in a 3 star hotel although with a few improvements, it could very well feel like the other 4 star hotels I've stayed in. Hotel presentation 7/10 Well presented overall with regards to decoration, uniforms, displays, pool areas and dining areas are clean. This is aside from my room's to begin with, which I'll explain shortly. Hotel Staff Customer Service 8/10 From arrival onwards, we had a number of issues, which to be fair, we're dealt with respectfully, professionally and in a swift manner. The staff were polite and helpful. Breakfast: 4/10 The big part of staying in a hotel offering continental breakfast is that it offers a decent variety and especially in a four star. They offered bread which was hard, rolls which were ok, porridge, three basic cereals, skinny sausages, bacon, tomatos, three cheeses, potatoes, scrambled eggs (felt like they had been watered down with milk) fried eggs ( generally ok), boiled eggs (often cracked) beans, oranges, apples (bananas once or twice!) Salad, yourgurt ( in a big bowl), a daily sponge cake ( ok) mini croissants with powdered sugar, muffins (mini choclate)and a daily/weekly special. One day it was fig cakes ( horrible) and only on one day did they have waffles, which I was told were once a week with either chocolate or Strawberry sauce to accompany it! ( no syrup or pancakes!) Most four star hotels offer pastries, pancakes/waffles, a wide variety of fruits, individual yogurts, cereals etc. Fitness room: 2/10 I have to say that I felt incredibly disappointed with this room. Initially there was an issue even accessing it as it was locked by a security card key system and I was issued two cards that didn't work and it was eventually sorted by facilities. I was also told that it closes at 9pm, which I think is wrong as it's a 24 hour hotel. It literally had one treadmill, an excersize bike (didn't work) and a step machine ( didn't work) I think both were not plugged in. British Airways mention that it's the fitness room, but with one working machine out if three and no weights, I don't think it's worth a mention. Rooms: (8/10 for my third room) on arrival, we were intially provided with a room with very poor standards, which I won't go into, then another room which was better, but had another issue, that they should have been aware of and finally after an hour a good room, worthy of four stars was given to us which I was happy with. I will say that the staff were very professional in dealing with these issues swiftly. Construction Works: To get fair it does mention on the BA website that construction is taking place nearby. It normally start 6:30/07:30am until around 4pm Monday to Saturday, it's not a huge inconvenience, but worth mentioning to potential guests. Supreme Travel/ Malta Sightseeing representive. (Kida/Vida) 2/10 Two days before my departure, I approached the representative stationed in the hotel with a request in which bus takes you to the airport, I was told that the airport is 90 mins away by bus and she recommend me getting a cab. I paid her 22 euros, which was reasonable and was told the driver would pick me up by my room number and I requested the cab for 08:20. At 08:10 on the day, I walked past her, said good morning and waited for my cab. At 08:19 a cab came by to pick up two passengers, he spoke to me and told me he worked for the same company and that the cab is a few minutes away and running a bit late, I went back in and approached the rep, who repeated the same thing. 15 minutes later the cab wasn't here, I went back to the representative, who stated to me that she's called the driver 4 times! At no point did she apologise or offer an suitable explanation. Five minutes later a mini bus/shuttle bus from Supreme Coaches arrives. I stated to the Driver that I'd ordered a taxi can not a mini bus with 8 other passengers, he was professional and polite, but it seemed he wasn't aware that we was expecting an individual taxi. He transported myself, my partner, other guests and picked up further passengers on the way to the airport, this was unacceptable. To be fair, I would say that the hotel seemed to cater to a demographic of majority elderly guests from the UK and I'd easily say that they were mostly 65+ you can fell from the decor and food offered that it seems to be tailored towards them. If you a couple under the age of 60, a family, or used to four star hotels , I would not recommend staying here unless you are on a tight budget or retired. Overall I would give the hotel a 5/10, I can't comment on entertainment, or dinner as I didn't eat or stay downstairs for the entertainment.More
Jonathan A, 191259
Very Nice stay
We have just enjoyed a nice week in Malta staying at the Hotel Santana . This was our eighth visit to this hotel the last two times we have stayed in the new modern part of the hotel . The room once more very clean spacious and tidy . The staff on the reception all very friendly as are all the other staff nothing to much trouble . The food is always nice and an excellent choice . The hotel two minutes from the bus station go any were on the island 1 .50 euros . Take the bus to Valletta and explore or get the 212 bus to St Julians and walk along the prom to Sliemma takes about 30 minutes very nice . If you like hiking north of the island is nice and Dingli Cliffs worth a visit .More
Hotel is okay, it's kept clean, food is average, entertainment is not good. The hotel is near to seafront and bus terminal which is very good and also Buggibba cente. However, the WiFi is very poor. In the rooms wifi is intermittent and in the lounge impossible. Also what's good with the hotel is that they can organise trips and tours for you and also a gentleman called Graham working with the Malta sightseeing company who you can found outside the hotel is very helpful with tours.More
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